Deplorable Donald offered grieving father of soldier $25K but only followed through after backlash

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    You know, as a Personnelman, this is a nightmare that I made sure never happened.

    Before every deployment, I and the people in my office had the entire crew verify their Page 2 (Record of Emergency Data), which listed immediate family members, as well as listed who their death benefit was to go to if the member died.

    I never wanted to run into a situation where someone dies, but hasn't updated their page 2, and the money goes to whoever was last listed on the document. I'd heard stories of where a person had gotten divorced and remarried, but because they didn't update their page 2, the money went to the wrong person.

    The thing that makes me curious is is it legal for Trump to offer to pay someone like that in an official call?
     
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    The next time Deplorable Donald holds a press briefing, I hope a reporter will ask him to simply name the four soldiers killed in Niger.
     
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    This is a bullshit fake news story. If Trump offered the money, he would deliver on it. Many times in the past he has given people money with no publicity expected! For instance, when that marine was trapped in Mexico for a year over a wrong turn and they locked him up and tormented him, and Obama did nothing, when he finally got released, Trump gave him a big check to help him get his life back on track. Another time, Trump read about a guy on a bridge looking to commit suicide and some guy driving a bus saw him, stopped and talked him in. Trump heard about it and found the guy and called him a hero and gave him a reward.

    All this crap you keep hearing about Trump is 90-95% BULLSHIT put out there to try to fracture his base and get his supporters to lose faith in the guy. The Dems have no chance of beating the guy in a straight-up contest, the only way they ran Hillary was with a million lies and cheats (and they still lost), and they know he'll win again (who the hell does the Dems have to run against him?) unless they can get in the heads of his voters.
     
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    not everything is fake news. if everything is fake news, that must mean YOU are fake news. you don't agree with that, do ya?

    checkmate.
     
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    So when Trump confirmed they sent the money today that's fake?

    Don't answer, just go fuck off.
     
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